Caring for Your Exotic Pet

For some people, having a dog or cat is for the birds. If you are thinking of adopting an exotic pet, there is a lot to consider. Luckily, your friendly neighborhood veterinarian, Dr. Lesli Hewitt, has extensive experience caring for a wide range of exotic pets. Bring your exotic pet questions to Quail Ridge Animal Hospital, and your vet team will help your sort out the details.

When looking into an exotic pet, the first thing you want to do is learn as much as you can about the species. This will help you determine whether it is a good fit with your home, lifestyle, and the amount of time and care you can give your new pet. Your research will also give you an idea of what type of facilities, equipment, food, and care your pet will need. Reptiles, for example, tend to originate in warmer climates, so you will have to think about heating enclosures, special diet, and other needs.

Exotic pets often have different space and feeding needs than more traditional animals. They can be quite rewarding and fun pets to have, but you want to be honest about whether or not you feel you can provide the type of care they will need.

No matter what species of pet you decide to get, you can bring your furry, feathered, or scaly friends to Quail Ridge Pets for the best veterinary care available.



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